Messages about Cristiano Ronaldo signing a secret contract have been uncovered as part of the investigation into Juventus’ transfer scandal.
In order to reassure investors during the Covid-19 outbreak, Juventus made it public that they would not be paying their players. But, Football Italia reports that it has now come to light that several players were secretly offered new agreements.
Afterwards, Ronaldo’s was exposed, along with a string of WhatsApp chats detailing the agreement.
Club secretary Paolo MOrganti confirmed that the player had agreed on a new deal in April 2021 via Whatsapp: “Second salary manoeuvre, Cristiano has signed. He has a copy of all the documents.”
Cristiano Ronaldo has a secret contract with Juventus signed and that has been leaked in investigation
The Italian team is embroiled in yet another major issue. The club’s manipulation of player valuations to boost yearly revenues was exposed earlier this year. They were also accused of spreading false information regarding salary freezes during the pandemic, an allegation that Ronaldo’s secret pact seems to corroborate.
The Bianconeri are still under investigation after receiving a 15-point penalty for their transgressions. The investigation by the Turin Public Prosecutor continues, and further penalties, such as a ban throughout Europe, are conceivable outcomes.
Juventus will be appealing the allegations brought against them in a hearing on April 19.
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